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L. Neil Smith's
Number 819, April 26, 2015

The world seems to be getting better every day, a
little at a time. It may not seem like very much to
you, especially if you're young and impatient to be
free, but considering where we started it's more
progress than I had ever hoped to see.

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Neale's Weekly Gun Rant for 4-26-2015
by Neale Osborn

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Mama Liberty, being pretty damn good at hitting the nail on the head, hits one out of the park! [Link] It's called "Guns, A Great Mother's Day Gift."


Last Mother's Day, one of my sons gave me a HiPoint 9mm carbine. We had talked about the fact that I was having a harder time shooting the larger caliber rifles, and even had problems with the much loved Mossberg 20 gauge shotgun. I just wasn't shooting as much as I used to, even though I own a lot of different guns. I'm nearly 70 years old, with some serious problems due to an old back injury, and it is only going to get worse as time goes on.
Why would I concern myself with it? Why do I want to continue to be able to shoot well?
I had to shoot a man to save my life thirty some years ago. If I had not been holding a gun when the attack began, I would have been killed, most likely, as that was his stated intention. He was a stranger, discovered trying to break into my car in the middle of the night.
I live in rural NE Wyoming, far from any city or major population center, and yet I have had to confront a potential attack more than once even here. There is no place on earth where the risk of attack is actually zero. Criminals can and do live among us, or can travel easily from other places. I never let the "low crime" reputation of my environment here tempt me to reduce my preparedness.


He sounds like a wonderful son. My wife asked for (and got) a .38 S&W Chief's Special for a graduation gift back when.


We've got the "Rape Culture", the "Rap Culture", the "Racist Culture" and now we have the best culture—the "Self Defense Culture". A Pew Research Poll shows us that the Self Defense Culture is growing by leaps and bounds. [Link]


I had to laugh. A new Pew Research poll surveyed our attitude towards guns. I laughed, not because the poll was so bad, but because the poll was so true! There are two reasons I liked this poll. First, the biased and self-serving news media accelerated a social trend that the media doesn't like. Second, the end effect was surely something the media didn't intend. They never saw it coming. Guns have gone mainstream, and the news media helped! We know the news media distorts reports of violence. Since Cain killed Abel.. if it bleeds it leads. This overemphasis on violence in the media had a cumulative effect, particularly on today's hipsters who are plugged into their smart phones. These media junkies are flooded with headlines of eye-catching violence.
Most of the media is biased against the right of self-defense. They wanted to show us how bad guns were. Ironically, the result of their biased reporting was that more people saw a dangerous world and wanted firearms for self-defense. The media sensationalized ordinary crime stories to keep us from changing the channel. "Entertainment" feeds us shoot-'em-up cop shows. The media never thought we'd take them seriously and change how we viewed the world.


Again, Rob hits the nail on the head. Good job, Rob.


I like this decision.


Police officers violate the Constitution when they extend an otherwise completed traffic stop to allow time for a trained dog to sniff for drugs, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled. The justices, voting 6-3, said that officers must let the driver leave unless they have specific reasons to suspect the car is carrying contraband.
Police authority "ends when tasks tied to the traffic infraction are—or reasonably should have been—completed," Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote for the majority.


A dog IS an warrantless search. Making me wait for a dog (and no warrant) pisses me off. What I'd LIKE to do is get some cannabis oil, and give the entire car a light coating of it. Since I do not use ANY drugs other than my blood pressure medicine, it's be fun suing the shit out of the cops for false arrest.


I'm not quite sure why it says the driver was a CCW holder, when he was using a shotgun, but this driver is one of our "Well Armed Americans", and he acted in defense of others—HE was safe from the perp! Link.


As Custodio was allegedly opening fire on the crowd Friday, an Uber driver with a concealed-carry permit picked up his own firearm and shot Custodio multiple times, according to prosecutors and court records.
The Uber driver, a 47-year-old Little Italy resident, has a firearm owner's identification card and acted in self-defense and the defense of others, Assistant State's Attorney Barry Quinn said Sunday in bond court.
No charges have been filed against the Uber driver, police said.
The incident began about 11:50 p.m. Friday in the 2900 block of North Milwaukee Avenue in Logan Square, Quinn said.
The Uber driver was parked on the east side of the street, while Custodio was on the west side, he said.
A group of people were walking in front of the Uber driver on his side of the street when Custodio suddenly began firing at them, causing them to scatter, Quinn said.
The Uber driver then pulled out a shotgun and fired six rounds at Custodio, striking him multiple times, according to court records.
Police were nearby and found Custodio lying on the ground, bleeding, Quinn said.
The Uber driver stayed at the scene and provided police with his paperwork, according to Quinn.


The big surprise is that no charges were filed against the driver. After all, this IS Chicago!!!!


Ya know, I didn't think this was a true story at first. [Link] Then, I couldn't believe it was a law IN LOUSIANA!! I figured that IF the story was true, it would be someplace like the People's Republic of Massachusetts, not a normally decent state like Louisiana.


With the passage of House Bill 195 into law, the State of Louisiana has banned the use of cash in all transactions involving secondhand goods. State representative Ricky Hardy, a co-author of the bill, claims that the bill targets criminals who traffic in stolen goods. According to Hardy, "It's a mechanism to be used so the police department has something to go on and have a lead." The bill prohibits cash transactions by "secondhand dealers," defined to include garage sales, flea markets, resellers of specialty items, and even non-profit resellers like Goodwill. Curiously, it specifically exempts pawnbrokers from the ban. But of course, pawn shops—and not rented stalls at local church flea markets—are notorious as places that criminals frequent to convert stolen goods into quick cash. So what gives? Are the authors of the bill and those who voted for it ignoramuses—or are they deliberately obscuring the real purpose of the bill?
The answer is clear once we examine the other provisions of the bill. In fact, the bill goes far beyond banning cash transactions. As lawyer Thad Ackel notes, the bill requires:

... secondhand dealers to turn over a valuable business asset, namely, their business' proprietary client information. For every transaction a secondhand dealer must obtain the seller's personal information such as their name, address, driver's license number and the license plate number of the vehicle in which the goods were delivered. They must also make a detailed description of the item(s) purchased and submit this with the personal identification information of every transaction to the local policing authorities through electronic daily reports. If a seller cannot or refuses to produce to the secondhand dealer any of the required forms of identification, the secondhand dealer is prohibited from completing the transaction.


If this isn't a total crock of shit to you, I'd have to say you're head is LOCATED where shit originates....


For those who don't know him, Neal Boortz (who spells "Neale" incorrectly....) is one of those guys Democrats AND Republicans alike hate. And this piece, from his blog, is a great example of his work. If you've never read his writings, this just might addict you.... [Link]


I really do feel for you folks in the media who have to continue to honestly and objectively cover this dangerous man in the White House. Talk about the best planned retirement in history. I simply cannot sit here and do the daily play-by-play of his destruction of this country that I love any more. This last election made it clear. The moochers, parasites, leaches and the looters who support them are in control. We simply have too many people voting for a living in this country ... the takers rule, and too many makers are disengaged and sit on their hands on Election Day.


Obama KNEW that as soon as he won the election in 2008 that one day he was going to make a move against the Second Amendment. His ultimate goal was and is to disarm the American people—not because he didn't want them to have the means to defend themselves against thugs and predators, but because he knew—as most liberals know—that the true intent of the Second Amendment was to preserve for the American People the right to resist, with arms if necessary, an oppressive government. Liberals are all about oppressive government—why in the world would they want the people to be able to resist? Take a lesson from Obama's recent tax increase victory. What did he do as soon as the GOP caved and gave him his tax increase? He IMMEDIATELY said that now he wanted to raise taxes on the evil rich even MORE! Same things with gun control. Give him what he asked for here, and he will immediately step forward to ask for more. Again ... his goal is to remove the Second Amendment from our Constitution.


Neal Boortz, L. Neil Smith, And other Neales, spelled correctly or not, keep pointing the way.... (Anybody got contact info for Neal that DOESN'T involve Twitter????")


I love this Obituary!!!! I wish I'd known this man. Link.


Larry Darrell Upright, 81, passed away Monday, April 13, 2015, at CMC—NorthEast in Concord. Darrell was born Aug. 15, 1933, in Cabarrus County to the late Arthur and Mary Ruth Upright. He was also preceded in death by his son, Joel Allen Upright. He is survived by his beloved wife and devoted caregiver, Colleen McDonald Upright; son Michael D. Upright; daughter Jill Upright McLain and husband Phil; granddaughters McKenzie Upright Brady and husband Logan, Lindsay McLain Leece and husband Jason and Laura McLain.
He was a member and past Master of Allen-Graham 695 Masonic Lodge and a former Shriner of the Year at Cabarrus Shrine Club. He retired from the Building Automation Industry and in his retirement was an avid golfer and member of The Club at Irish Creek. Darrell's greatest joy was his family, and he will forever be remembered as a loving husband, father and Grandaddy.
Arrangements: The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Whitley's Funeral Home. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 16 at Whitley's Funeral Home Chapel officiated by Mr. Bill Jolley. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Park with Masonic rites.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Shriners Hospital for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.
Also, the family respectfully asks that you do not vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016. R.I.P. Grandaddy.
Online condolences may be left at:"


I shall respect his wishes.


Another fine example of an elected Sheriff doing his duty, rather than blindly violating both his state's, AND the federal Constitution, by enforcing laws that violate the 2nd Amendment. [Link]


As things develop in Josephine County concerning the Bureau of Land Management's threats against the owners of the Sugar Pine mine in southern Oregon, the sheriff of that county said that neither he nor his office would enforce a state law, which legislators are attempting to pass that would expand background checks to include private sales.
Senate Bill 941, a 23-page-monstrosity that completely oversteps the authority of government against the people, is called the Oregon Firearms Safety Act. The bill was passed by the Oregon senate on Tuesday by a vote of 17-13. It will now head to the House, where Socialist Democrats believe it will have a swift and easy passage.
Politicians were also called out by the Oregon Firearms Federation for not being truthful with those they serve.
"The Senate debate proved that supporters of SB 941 did not read it or were willing to lie about it," the organization wrote on its website. "Senator Prozanski said you would be able to loan a firearm to someone to go hunting, but that's not true unless you were with them at the time they were hunting. He said the bill would not prevent a transfer to a person who was 18 to 21. That is also false. This bill is riddled with contradictions and unenforceable provisions."

* * * *

However, Josephine County Sheriff Dave Daniel is having none of it. Daniel is new on the job, following in the footsteps of Sheriff Gil Gilbertson, who had previously written a letter to Joe Biden concerning federal gun laws warning him, "Any rule, regulation, or executive order repugnant to the constitutional rights of the citizens of this County will be ignored by this office."
According to the Examiner, "Sheriff Dave Daniel announced to the media on Tuesday that he and his department won't enforce a state law."
"Sheriff Daniel, who is the new top cop for Josephine County which shares a border with northern California, told reporters that believes this latest gun control law goes against his county's charter," wrote Jim Kouri of the Examiner. "He also said his department doesn't have a sufficient number of deputies to pursue lawbreakers who are committing a frivolous misdemeanor."


It's so great to see this kind of response from the ONLY law enforcement that is actually answerable to the people, elected county Sheriffs. Support Sheriff Dave in his defense of our RTKBA.


A little feel-good piece about spending 30 minutes doing something nice.... [Link] Nothing to do with guns, but I liked it....


Isn't it funny how the mainstream media is SOOO quick to turn in a pro-gun person for a possible violation of the law, while defending a Victim Disarmament supporter who actually DOES violate it? Link. What we have here is MSN supporting the "investigation" of a Republican Congressman, Ken Buck of Colorado, for having an inoperable AR15 in a display case on his office walls.


A Republican member of Congress who posed for a photo with an assault rifle in his office could face investigation for violating the District of Columbia's gun laws, the city's attorney general's office said on Tuesday.

Representative Ken Buck, of Colorado, on Thursday tweeted a picture of himself and Representative Trey Gowdy, a Republican from South Carolina, holding an AR-15 rifle.

Reporters alerted the office of District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine to the photo, and the information was passed on to the city's Metropolitan Police Department to investigate, said spokesman Robert Marus.

"It is illegal to possess an assault rifle in the District of Columbia," he said.

In a statement, Buck said he received permission from the U.S. Capitol Police to bring the inoperable rifle to the office, where it hangs in a locked case.

"It is a beautiful, patriotic paperweight," Buck said of the rifle, which is painted to look like the U.S. flag.

* * * *

Following the mass school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, in December 2012, NBC News anchor David Gregory had a scrape with District authorities after bringing a 30-round magazine to "Meet the Press," which is filmed in Washington.

The magazine was barred under District law. Police investigated but decided not to bring charges.


Note that REPORTERS, who have gone to jail rather than tell police where they interviewed hunted murderers, squealed to the police because a Republican Congressman has a display rifle. Also note that yet again, the ongoing lie about the so-called "assault rifles" is furthered. Typical liberal gun-grabbing BS rears it's ugly head again.


From the keyboard of Rob Morse, a great defender of the RTKBA.... [Link]


According to the main stream media, the hypocritical National Rifle Association disarmed its members during their annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee. I was there, and the media reports are false. What I read about the convention doesn't match what I saw on the ground.
Inaccurate reporting by the news media is by design rather than by accident. The media doesn't know gun owners.. and doesn't care to know them. Instead, the main stream media paints an unflattering image of gun owners tailored to fit the prejudices of their audience.. and their advertisers. They paint gun owners as fat old ugly men. In short, the advertising campaign says gun owners are both unattractive.. and dangerous.


Since we already dealt with the lies of the media, it's nice to have eyewitness confirmation of the facts.


And the last of our "Well Armed American, Neighbor Edition" deals with one deceased rapist. Link.


A devastating series of events too place in Gadsden (AL) early Monday morning, leaving a violent predator of a teenager dead, a woman traumatized and violated, and a community reeling in shock.

The resident, a 37-year-old woman, told police three men kicked in the front door, awakening her. One of the men came into her bedroom, put a gun to her head and raped her while the other two ransacked the home.
The two men left, but the robber assaulting her began beating her in the head with the gun and demanding money. The woman told her attacker that a neighbor down the street kept all her money. The robber then forced the woman down the street to the neighbor's home on South 21st Street, the woman told police.
Once they walked there, the woman knocked and yelled for the neighbor's attention, telling him she was being attacked. The neighbor, a 59-year-old man, looked out the window and called 911 to report a crime. The gunman yelled for the neighbor to get off the phone, shooting twice into the air. He then aimed his gun at the neighbor. The neighbor fired one round at the offender, hitting him in the chest. The gunman ran a short distance, collapsed and died.


It's nice to see scum properly treated. Of course, his Momma claims he was innocent. I guess the shots he fired were just for noise value.


Simply HAVE to love fucking idiots who think we're dumb. [Link] This fool thinks that getting a $2000 tax break is going to get us to surrender valuable firearms to the federal government.... OK, maybe this can work. If you've got a junker gun that the criteria define as an assault weapon (and all they use is cosmetics, nothing that actually would qualify a gun as such), we can screw Uncle Asswipe, er, Obama, er, ummmm SAM out of some of our own money.


A Democratic congresswoman from Connecticut, Representative Rosa DeLauro, is set to introduce a bill designed to persuade owners of "assault weapons" to turn in their guns. Under the terms of the bill, citizens who surrender their guns to the federal government would receive a tax credit of up to $2,000.
The bill is called the "Support Assault Firearm Elimination and Education (SAFER) of our Streets Act. It was first introduced in January 2013, after the tragic school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. At that time, it failed to attract sufficient support.
In a press release on Rep. DeLauro's website, she writes:

Assault weapons are not about hunting, or even self-defense. There is no reason on Earth, other than to kill as many people as possible in as short a time as possible, that anyone needs a gun designed for a battlefield. They have no place on the streets or in our homes.

IJReview reports:

The bill includes a wide range of rifles, pistols, and shotguns, and any of the former that have a folding or telescoping stock, a threaded barrel, a pistol grip, a forward grip, a barrel shroud, magazines that hold more than 10 rounds, shotguns with revolving cylinders, conversion kits, or any:
"...semiautomatic rifle or shotgun originally designed for military or law enforcement use, or a firearm based on the design of such a firearm, that is not particularly suitable for sporting purposes, as determined by the Attorney General."


It's obvious this jackass has NO clue what the 2nd Amendment was actually written to preserve.

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